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Welcome to Chaigeley School

Mental Health and Wellbeing at Chaigeley

At Chaigeley School we value the importance of recognising and promoting good mental health and wellbeing in our pupils’ and staff.

What is mental Health?

“ A state of (complete) physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”

“ The emotional and spiritual resilience which allows us to enjoy life and survive pain, disappointment and sadness. It is a positive sense of wellbeing and an underlying belief in our own, and others, dignity and worth”


The World Health Organisation

We are developing a whole school approach to promote resilience and improve emotional wellbeing, preventing mental health problems from arising, and providing early support when they do.

We want to use different activities to inform our pupils’ what mental health and wellbeing is all about, listen and support.

We want to train our staff so they are well prepared to support pupils’, parent / carers

Below is a list of some useful resources and websites that can be easily accessed to provide further help and support.


The sites below may help you in talking to children about Coronavirus and managing anxiety and also provides some general advice on managing anxiety and stress at this time

Tips on managing stress and supporting children through times of worry

In it Together

supporting children through virus


Mental Health Crisis line and Know Your Mind updated details Apr 20 – Crisis Line, HOS & KtYM social media posts April 2020


Bereavement Support – Information for children, families
and professionals during Covid-19 – 9 Bereavement Support

Managing Anxiety during Coronanvirus – Anxiety in children and the Coronavirus

British Psychological Society tips for talking to young people https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089

Newsround video clip for children https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

Tips for families https://www.thedadsnet.com/this-free-book-is-great-for-explaining-covid-19-coronavirus-to-your-children

Comic book style story about coronavirus https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf?fbclid=IwAR23zxNlbEumpw4oKlM7Xy3VlKnA25b8Gi53N6YiFIeKB9Vx0LQypSPYzzg

Social story https://krisepsykologi.no/what-can-we-say-to-children-about-coronavirus/ Guide for parents and professionals

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/ Animation for older children

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?t=1584464333506 A comic exploring coronavirus for young people

https://www.adamspsychologyservices.co.uk/coronavirus.html Comprehensive guide for adults to manage a range of situations related to coronavirus


Update Advice for parents of children with SEN https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/ Advice from The Child Mind Institute

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/ ELSA coronavirus story for children

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource  Parent resources from National Association of School Psychologists


Anxiety Resources (generic and targeted) https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_2 World Health Organisation advice for maintaining good mental health at this time

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/ To support young people in managing virus related anxiety

https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/03/covid-19-research-findings Advice for managing the volume of anxiety inducing news

Staying safe during COVID-19 A guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse

Safety planning guide, victims and survivors, COVID-19

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